Dr Amitabha Ghosh is Chair of the Science Operations Working Group of the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Mission
The future of Martian flight opened up on Monday. It is going to be another journey of discovery in the next decade or two as we fine-tune the engineering and the application of Martian helicopters.
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover touched down on the Martian surface in the early hours of Friday. The results of the experiments by Perseverance will likely define the next couple of decades of Mars exploration. A NASA scientist explains why and how.
Early on Friday India time, NASA’s Perseverance rover is scheduled to touch down on Mars. Last week, the UAE’s Hope mission entered Martian orbit, and was followed closely by a Chinese mission. The flotilla of missions represents the spread of planetary exploration in general, and Mars exploration in particular.
With splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico a little after midnight on Sunday in India, the curtains have come down on what is much more than just another successful technology demonstration experiment in NASA and SpaceX’s history.
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launch: A look at NASA’s experience with previous rovers, what will be new with the fourth-generation rover, and why there is so much recent interest in Mars.
The loss of signal sounds very innocuous but usually belies a much deeper problem. Why would a perfectly healthy spacecraft suddenly stop communicating?
A celebrated NASA scientist explains the significance of the Chandrayaan-2 mission – for ISRO, India, the world, and humankind as a whole.
The InSight lander was expected to arrive at Mars around 1 am IST Tuesday, making a soft precision descent on Elysium Planitia, a plain near the Martian equator — NASA’s first attempt to land on Mars since Curiosity in 2012.
Around 5.30 pm IST today, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will be crushed by the pressure and temperature of the final embrace of the planet it has romanced since arriving in the Saturnian world 13 yrs ago. Mankind’s giant interplanetary leap has opened the doors for some of astronomy’s greatest discoveries.
This is what NASA scientists will be listening out for at 11.53 pm ET on July 4 — 9.23 am IST July 5 — when the radio signal marking the entry of the Juno spacecraft into Jupiter’s orbit reaches Earth. The next 20 months that Juno spends in Jupiter’s grip is expected to revolutionise knowledge of the planet
In this Indian Express Exclusive, Dr Amitabha Ghosh explains what the discovery of liquid water on Mars means — for scientists, exploration missions, the human race, and for the future attempts to colonise the Red Planet.
ISRO should explore new frontiers,not replicate whats been done by others.
Collaboration with foreign universities needs a pragmatic business model
It is about 1 am in Pasadena, California. The freeway for Los Angeles is almost empty but at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the action...